Scotland Shopping

  • The traditional Victorian Argyll Arcade
    The traditional Victorian Argyll Arcade
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    Shops selling traditional clothing ...
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    Signage (1)
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Scotland Shopping

  • Buchanan Street

    Glasgow Shopping

    Discount store that's always packed with people trying to find good deals. I found really nice stuff that's was cheap (for the UK) - still expensive when you compare it from back home. It's funny that the sale prices is what we'd pay in Canadian dollars not pounds! Really nice clothes in the UK but very expensive.

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  • St Enoch Centre

    Glasgow Shopping

    ST Enoch Centre has nearly all the high street shops you can think of in one modern, clean and spacious shopping centre. The Centre also has a a food mall on the second floor which has many fast food chain style restuarants to pick up a quick bite from. Anything you need from Houseware, Clothing, Health and Beauty... there is even a Yankee Candle...

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  • Overview

    Glasgow Shopping

    For serious shoppers, Glasgow has it all, from the stylish Italian Centre, to the traditional Fraser's, and Victorian Argyll Arcade for jewelry and Princes Square for trendy shops and cafés. Princes Square is a blend of old and new architecture. There is the 1990s glass and steel St Enoch's Square and even more modern Buchanan Galleries. The rather...

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  • Buchanan Galleries

    Glasgow Shopping

    Buchanan Galleries, very much like the St Enoch Centre, has the high street shops you would expect to find anywhere and then a couple of extra higher end shops. There is anything from Boots the Chemist to Fred Perry and Hollister in here. Average - above average. All depends on where you shop!

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  • Scottish Produce: The House of Beauly

    On one of our "driving-around-and-just-exploring" days we decided to head-up to Glen Affric (see my separate "Things to do" tip) and then north to Ullapool. Beauly happened to be on the way and we decided to stop at the House of Beauly, initially simply due to the need for a coffee and rest stop... but we found much more than just a coffee.House of...

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  • A Guide to Tacky Scottish Souvenirs -...

    A more recent craze that has hit the local stores and tourist shops of Scotland is the InstaKilt. I have to admit - at least this souvenir is useful, because it is essentially a beach towel with a kilt-print, so when you wrap it around your waist you are instantly wearing the national dress of Scotland - the kilt! At the time we bought ours...

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  • Looking for kilts and tartan

    Anta in Edinburgh has stylish tartans and woolen blankets woven on old-style looms.Geoffrey Highland Crafts is the most famous kilt-maker .Any large town or city will have shops where Scottish crafts can be found. tartans. lambswool and cashmere sweaters, silver, liquor kilts are expensive, but other items can be more reasonable in price, but...

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  • Tasting your way through the...

    Located 15 minutes' drive west of Inverness, Moniack Castle is at Kirkhill (just off the A862 road to Beauly). Moniack Castle was built in 1580 and members of the Fraser family have lived here ever since. The winery is a family business, which was started in 1979 with Phillipa Fraser. It is now home to Highland Wineries visitors' centre which...

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  • A Guide to Tacky Scottish Souvenirs -...

    Famous for its hardy nature and shaggy good looks, the Highland Cow has played an important role in Scottish rural life for many centuries. Second only to the Loch Ness Monster, nowadays it's the unofficial mascot of the tourist trade in the Highlands - a cute ambassador for its wild and beautiful habitat! And as such, it has also become a...

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  • Charming "mom and pop" shop in style of...

    The proprietors Young have a lovely colorful craft store feauturing home spun pottery. If you don't find that perfect creation, one can be made for you! It's in the heart of town , so don't miss this place! several items of pottery a liitle or a lot

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  • New-Age Spirituality Store (Dingwall)

    In the small village of Dingwall you can find a lovely little shop called *Beyond the Waterfall*. My mother-in-law had discovered it on a previous visit to Scotland, so we decided to go and have a look. The staff were very friendly and helpful, and whether you are looking for spiritual things, or simply want a beautiful item or statue, this store...

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  • Tablet

    Welcome to Callanders proudest export - the dentists friend - Tablet. Tablet is a traditional Scottish confectionery with its origins in the 17th century. It is similar to fudge but is boiled to a higher temperature, creating a courser texture.Johnsons specialises in Scottish tablet and hand made fudge. If you have a sweet tooth, you'll not have it...

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  • Clothing

    Braehead Shopping Centre has over 100 shops from where you can find good deals. In August I have found a couple of sales which made my shopping spending more than I was expecting but was all worth every penny I spent.Lots of parking space availalbe. In Braehead shopping Centre one can find varies shops such as fashion ware for all the family,...

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  • Buying souvenirs for a charitable cause

    If all the tartan colours, Nessie memorabilia, hairy cows, bagpipes, kilts, terrier dogs and thistles finally lured you under their spell and you're suddenly convinced that you cannot possibly leave Scotland without a handful (or bag full!) of souvenirs to commemorate your visit, there are naturally hundreds of souvenir stores all over the country...

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  • A Guide to Tacky Scottish Souvenirs -...

    Scotland's small and large entrepreneurs have always been very successful at cashing-in on the tourist trade and apart from lovely arts & crafts, paintings or shortbread tins - a new and slightly disturbing souvenir trade has emerged over the years, threatening to suck normal, logical and intelligent people into believing an item is needed... for...

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  • Essentials

    Fort William is the largest town in the West Highlands and has a decent variety of shops, ranging from the essential supermarkets to gift and tat shops. When you hit a town in western Scotland you tend to go mad as shops are so far and few in rural areas.We called in at Fort William one wet (how unusual!!) day for a supermarket shop. We knew there...

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  • a huge outlet mall

    This is a huge designer outlet with other large stores around it. We went there really because Koos wanted to go to the large toy shop to get a "flip video" (so glad he did because i am using it to put videos on VT!). We stopped in the mall for coffee and a look around. We found some really good shops with outdoor clothing and I managed to find...

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  • jewellery

    This shop is the factory shop for the lovely heathergem jewellery. The jewellery is made from the stems of heather plants that are pressed together under great weight to form a softly coloured block which is then worked into different forms. In the fatcory shop (on work days) you can see how they do it. There is also a video display showing the...

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  • Buchanan Galleries

    The Buchanan Galleries is a shopping mall located in the central area of Glasgow, the largest city in Scotland. Construction began in 1996 and the building opened to the public on 31st March 1999. Costing £250 million, it is one of the largest city centre shopping developments in the United Kingdom, boasting an internal retail space of nearly...

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  • The Barras

    The Barras is not a shop but a mixture of an open air market come small booth type stalls which can be under a roof or outside in (usually) the cold. You can probably find anything you want at the Barras (barras is glaswegian for Barrows). Before motor vehicles etc if you wanted to sell your wares you would of course have peddled them from you...

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  • Buy Nessie Stuff

    If you going to see the loch ness museum buy some nessie stuff.We bought dolls for the family.

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  • Shopping

    Shopping is not really my thing, but we did bring back a lot of stuff from Scotland. I just took the photo of what is left.We purchased: a few stuffed Nessies :-), a stuffed highland cow, the round furry thing is a squeaking stuffed Haggis , 3 bottles of single malt whiskey, 5 jars of Pataks curry sauce, 3 boxes of oat crackers (gone) , some...

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  • sweet sweet strawberries

    in the summer i always look for norwegian strawberries in the stores in norway than other european strawberrie......but after trying the scottish one...YUMMY....they teast like the norwegian....sweet , fruity.....

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  • Everyhing connected to Scotland

    Scots have a very strong "national identity" and are really proud of what they (and their history) respresent. For this reason You may find loads of shops selling absolutely everything connected to Scotland in mostly reasonable prices. Of course the closer to tourist attractions, the more expensive, but generally it's a fair deal!And some stuff is...

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  • Scottish goodies

    This is a shop that offers exquisit Scottish goods - food and drink as well as typical Scottish goods that make wonderful souvenirs. This place is maybe a little bit more expensive, but it sure has a huge variety of things!There is also a café which invites you to sit down and relax a little. I got some fudge (with whisky, of course) and some...

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  • Tasty Shortbread Biscuits

    Deans of Huntley are world famous for their delicious shortbread biscuits. At the factory shop you can buy either perfect packs of biscuits in fancy packaging, or better still if you want a bargain choose from the seconds grade, just as tasty but without the frills. Typical costs - half of what you would pay in the shops.They also sell other food...

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  • THE BOOK TOWN

    Wigtown was Scotlands first official "book town" so if books are your thing this is where you need to head. Its full of second hand bookshops and you are bound to find SOMETHING to interest you!

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  • Harris Tweed

    Harris tweed is beautiful and is still made on the Outer Hebrides - it is not cheap be you get quality material and goods. lengths of material are good to buy if you like making clothes but also made up articles are on sale. prices vary depending on what you choose.

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  • Instant Barbeque Packs - All The Rage in...

    With the British weather being so unpredictable, few people are regular barbeque users - but they love them. Shops have responded to this by making a roaring trade in these "one-off" instant bbq packs - just light and in 30 minutes its ready to cook. So no more need to rummage through the junk in the garden shed where the bbq was left last summer...

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  • Glenlivet

    One of my favourite malts, very famous and you can find it everywhere in the world.Well, almost everywhere. Glenlivet had a special unique part in the Hollywood movie Something Wild.

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  • Laphroaig

    One on the unique and most special product of Scotland.After you buy this excellent Single Malt, you can go to the Laphroaig web sire and register as a Friend.

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  • Whisky!!!

    there is a door and there are some bottles you can buy! Whisky! Try to find some prices in the shops at home and just compare them at the shop?At least I did buy some ... (Picture) Be careful! Normally they say that the whisky is more expensive in Scotland than elsewhere! It is only PARTIAL true! The alcohol% can be different, nor won’t you pay...

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  • Souvenirs & Crafts

    Edinburgh was a great place to window shop. There was a very interesting shop in the Royal Mile specialising just in selling bagpipes!Also a great place for buying tartan kilts and other tartan clothing items, Celtic Jewellery, brooches, etc (and an interesting souvenir Shop, again in the Royal Mile area, dedicated to Bravehart the movie, with...

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  • Woolen goods

    The country is cold and damp most of the time. There are sheep everywhere. It's no surprise that woolen goods are a big item in Scotland. There are woolen mills and shops everywhere, factory outlets, all featuring good quality woolen and tartan clothing and other items. If you don't find what you want in one place, don't worry, you'll find it...

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  • whisky

    the best scottish whisky is single malt (as opposed to blended) and the older the bettertry Talisker, better the Isle of Jura (rare) whisky, like any alcohol purchased in the UK is expensiveexpect at least 30$ for 0.7l for a 12 year old single malt

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  • Harris tweed

    along the "golden road" from Tarbert to Stonoway you will find old crofters and their old wifes, who for decades have wooven tweed. Good for skirts, kilts, jackets. Recently very fashionable, even used in Paris haute coture. 10 $ per sqm, as opposed to 70 in the high street

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  • Shopping in Fort William

    There are many great shops along this pedestrian street in Fort William. It's a great place to stroll along and look for gifts to take back home. There are many restaurants along the way and also an old musty historical museum on the main square where one can see the "Secret Portrait of Bonnie Prince William." Paintings and cards by local artists,...

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  • Shop along Sauchihall Street

    There are many great shops on Sauchihall Street. We were quite cold and wet while here, so we were looking for gloves, rain gear, extra leggings, anything to keep us warm. Of course, the Scots thought it was lovely. This was their spring and summer was just around the corner, so we had a hard time finding anything warm anywhere. But, there are many...

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  • pets of Nessie or tartan?????

    Many book about fairy tales too..... Nessie the pets of the loch ness Lake and Tartan, the kilt for man like in the medieval period of clan Tartan/kilt around 500 $ for man or 45 $ for woman, nessie pets 15 $, fairy's books 4 $

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